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A Few Shades Short, But 'Grey' Accomplishes Its Sensual Mission

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in "50 Shades of Grey." (Courtesy Universal Studios)
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in "50 Shades of Grey." (Courtesy Universal Studios)
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I liked the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey." There I said it—and I can already hear the PC police getting their panties in a twist. (Don't even get me started on the Mt. Holyoke College student group who cancelled a production of "The Vagina Monologues" because it wasn't inclusive of trans women. Moronic.) Indeed the entire populace has whipped itself to a lather over this BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism) escapade. The advance sales on the film have dominated the box office, fanning Fandango to a frenzy; sexperts have offered tips on how to have fantasy weekends on a budget: an old tie and an ice cube and you're good to go! Meanwhile, a social media campaign called #50dollarsnot50shades is urging folks to boycott the film and instead donate to battered women's shelters.

Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from "Fifty Shades of Grey." (Universal Pictures and Focus Features/AP)
Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from "Fifty Shades of Grey." (Universal Pictures and Focus Features/AP)
A scene from Sam Taylor-Johnson's "50 Shades of Grey." (Universal Studios and Focus Features)
A scene from Sam Taylor-Johnson's "50 Shades of Grey." (Universal Studios and Focus Features)

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